Appeal for charities to accept orchestra’s cash

February 26 2018

MEMBERS of Thornbury Orchestra want to give some money away when they stage their annual concerts.

MEMBERS of  Thornbury Orchestra want to give some money away when they stage their annual concerts.

The symphony orchestra, which has been established for nearly 15 years, puts on two performances a year, with each one supporting a different local charity.

The majority of ticket sale proceeds go to the charities, which can also promote their work to audiences and collect donations at the concert venues.

In return, the orchestra asks the organisations to help with publicity and ticket sales, to provide and sell interval refreshments and to have between four and six volunteers helping at the events.

Since its formation, the orchestra has given more than £10,000 to a range of charities. Now it wants to hear from others that could be supported.

There are currently more than 40 musicians in the orchestra, which has a repertoire that spans major classical works to light film music and the proms.

It also supports local young musicians by giving them opportunities to play solos with a full orchestra.  Each concert also features a piece by a local composer.

Any charity that would like to benefit from the concerts should phone 01454 260376.